A medical office building could be developed next to the HarborChase of Wellington Crossing assisted living and memory care facility.
SGD Wellington Crossing LLC, an affiliate of Dallas-based Silverstone Senior Living, filed a land-use amendment with Palm Beach County for the 17.8-acre property at 8785 Lake Worth Road, near Wellington. It currently has a 136-unit assisted living facility, which was developed in 2018.
The application seeks to change the land use from “planned unit development” to “multiple use planned development.” Under the changes, the vacant 6.1-acre eastern side of the property could have medical offices, instead of a 240,000-square-foot hospital as previously approved.
Joni Brinkman of Urban Design Studio, who represents the developer in the application, said the medical office building would total 60,000 square feet.
With the growing senior population in Palm Beach County, there will be more demand for health care providers. That has created a strong market for medical office buildings.
Under the county’s comprehensive plan amendment schedule, this application will go before the County Commission on May 5, followed by a review by state officials, and then a second County Commission vote may be held in July.